Name: Willie Pep
Alias: Will o' the Wisp
Birth Name: Gugliermo Papaleo
Birthplace: Middletown, Connecticut, USA
Died: 2006-11-23 (Age:84)
Hometown: Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA
Height: 5′ 5″ / 165cm
Reach: 68″ / 173cm
Boxing Record: click
Refereeing Record: click
Manager: Lou Viscusi
Trainer: Bill Gore
- Named Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year in 1945
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- Pep went on to become a prominent referee, and the deputy boxing commission of Connecticut. The Italian Stallions: Heroes of Boxing's Glory Days, p. 73.
- Referee: Officiating record
- In 1999 The Associated Press selected him as the greatest featherweight and fifth-greatest boxer of all time.
- Pep died, age 84, at the West Hill Convalescent Home in in Rocky Hill, Connecticut.